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Inspired by a post of Neal 1960's on the Defenders thread. There have been many discussions of "grail" series, but for this thread I thought it might be interesting to discuss in terms of what series you would be willing to pay what might seem an unreasonable amount for. If there was a hypothetical boutique label, releasing a limited edition of an otherwise very unlikely title to be released. If, say, someone had located a complete run of something like 90 Bristol Court or For The People and was willing to do the necessary licensing and remastering. Is there a show that you want so badly that you would pay $100 or even $200-$300 for a single season?

If coughing up $100 for another season of the Defenders would get the series unstalled, I could see doing that.
 

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Inspired by a post of Neal 1960's on the Defenders thread. There have been many discussions of "grail" series, but for this thread I thought it might be interesting to discuss in terms of what series you would be willing to pay what might seem an unreasonable amount for. If there was a hypothetical boutique label, releasing a limited edition of an otherwise very unlikely title to be released. If, say, someone had located a complete run of something like 90 Bristol Court or For The People and was willing to do the necessary licensing and remastering. Is there a show that you want so badly that you would pay $100 or even $200-$300 for a single season?

If coughing up $100 for another season of the Defenders would get the series unstalled, I could see doing that.
Ok Alan. Happy to have inspired you. Now I'll start this one off. I'd pay a lot for The Defenders, not sure how much. I'm thinking about that. I'd fork over a chunk of change for a complete series release of Jack Benny and Lassie. I'll get back here for others, I know there are others.
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Hi all,

I “coughed up” about $150 for the entire run of Sky King...72 episodes.
Its not perfect, but most likely the best you’ll ever get.
I would be willing to pay an above average price for Ben Casey if the prints were complete and pristine.

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I'd be willing to pay any price to see released the following...especially if unedited (original bumpers and promos intact) and remastered for Blu-Ray/1080p!

Hanna-Barbera:
The Ruff and Reddy Show
The Huckleberry Hound Show (seasons 2-4)
The Quick Draw McGraw Show
The Fantastic Four (1967)
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
Cattanooga Cats
The Flintstone Comedy Hour (1972)
These Are the Days
The (New) Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show
The Mumbly Cartoon Show
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (season 2)
CB Bears (1 hr.)
Skatebirds (1 hr.)
Yogi's Space Race (90 mins./1 hr.)
Jana of the Jungle
The New Fred and Barney Show
Casper and the Angels
The Thing
The New Shmoo
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show (volumes 2-3)
The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980) (90 mins./1 hr.)
Smurfs (seasons 2-9)
Trollkins
Jokebook
The Gary Coleman Show
Wildfire

Ruby-Spears:
Fangface
Mighty Man and Yukk
Rickety Rocket
The Plastic Man/Baby Plas Super Comedy Show
Heathcliff and Marmaduke
Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983)
Mister T (seasons 2-3)
Police Academy: The Animated Series (volume 2)

Paramount Television:
Seven in Darkness (TV movie)
The Silent Gun (TV movie)
Quarantined (TV movie)
Weekend of Terror (TV movie)
Assault on the Wayne (TV movie)
Dr. Cook's Garden (TV movie)
Terror in the Sky (TV movie)
Women in Chains (TV movie)
Night of Terror (TV movie)
The Heist (TV movie)
The Weekend Nun (TV movie)
Poor Devil (TV movie)
Call to Danger (TV movie)
A Time for Love (TV movie)
Love, American Style (seasons 2-5)
Funny Face/The Sandy Duncan Show
Me and the Chimp
Love Story (TV series)
Paper Moon (TV series)
Archer (1975 TV series)
Kate McShane
The Cop and the Kid
Serpico (TV series)
Blansky's Beauties
Szysznyk
Mulligan's Stew
Who's Watching the Kids?
Brothers and Sisters
$weepstake$
Out of the Blue (1979 TV series)
Working Stiffs
Struck by Lightning
The Associates (U.S. TV series)
Goodtime Girls
Foul Play (TV series)
Madame's Place
Star of the Family (1982 TV series)
The Renegades (1983 TV series)
Ryan's Four
Mr. Smith (1983 TV series)
Call to Glory
Mr. Sunshine
Gung Ho (TV series)
Bronx Zoo
Duet/Open House
Day by Day
Brooklyn Bridge

~Ben
 
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These, if they were complete, unedited and restored/remastered:

T.H.E. Cat --if nothing else, this "one-season-wonder" series, preferably on Blu-ray.
M Squad
Dragnet
(1950s version)
The Jack Benny Program
Amos & Andy
Panic! aka No Warning
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
/Hitchcock Hour/Suspicion (surviving episodes) + Ford Startime: "Incident on a Corner"
77 Sunset Strip
Klondike/Acapulco
12 O'Clock High: Season 1
Mr. Novak: Season 2
One Step Beyond
Shotgun Slade
Wichita Town
Bus Stop
Journey to the Unknown
Blue Light
The Man Who Never Was
The Green Hornet
 

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Pie in the sky, but...

So, I'm thinking in the $100 per season, or per single season series as the case may be, for a top quality DVD release...and that there are NO alternatives or limited/inadequate 'boots' of any substantial quality, or next to none...

Agree, firstly about The Defenders (4 seasons, 1961-65, CBS. Shout went it alone to give us season one).

Ben Casey (5 seasons, 153 episodes 1961-66, CBS) I have both volumes of season one as released by CBS-MOD, wish we could have the rest. Vince Edwards as the brilliant and self-sacrificing physician. Sam Jaffe as the wise elder. One of the best drama series of the 1960s B+W era, great guest stars and Raksin music.

Many are 20th Century Fox TV series (damn them)...

Adventures in Paradise (3 seasons, 91 episodes1959-62).
Gardner McKay as a South Seas seafaring bum, adventurer and general do-gooder. Packed with great guest stars and luscious babes, actual second unit French Polynesian scenery (with 5 episodes being filmed completely on location at Tahiti and Bora-Bora)...almost totally forgotten today, but a big hit at the time.

Follow the Sun (single season, 30 episodes 1961-62). A group of young Hawaii-based freelance investigative journalists (Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Gary Lockwood, assisted by the luscious GiGi Perreau.) Tremendous and lush Lionel Newman instrumental theme. Roy Huggins producer.

Hong Kong (single season, 27 episodes 1960-61). Rod Taylor and Lloyd Bochner in Far East intrigue and adventure. Usual formula for success with great guest stars, beautiful babes and exotic locales, even if most of it was studio-bound. More exceptional Lionel Newman music.

12 O'clock High (3 seasons, 78 episodes 1964-67) War series based on the Oscar winning film. Great Dominic Frontiere music. Best current availability with current airings on Heroes and Icons cable channel, Youtube and decent 'boots'...but it would be great to have unedited and remastered from 35mm OCN.
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Run For Your Life (3 seasons, 85 episodes 1965-68) Ben Gazzara has a lot of livin' to do while he's dying. A globetrotter with a death sentence from his doctor lives fast on the road. Big guest stars and luscious babes. Roy Huggins producer. Perry Como's Roncom Films, now owned by Universal.

The Outsider (single season, 26 episode or 27 episode with pilot telefilm included, 1968-69) Dysfunctional, phobic ex-con private detective series with the great Darren McGavin. Roy Huggins (once again!) created and produced this ground-breaking series, a forerunner template for his later, immortal P.I. series The Rockford Files. Universal.

The New Breed (The QM company's first series, co-produced with Selmur, 36 episodes 1961-62) Leslie Nielsen leads an elite LAPD squad of high-tech detectives. Great guest stars. Great Dominic Frontiere music. Now apparently owned by CBS (?).

I too have big time love for The Jack Benny Program, Make Room For Daddy/Danny Thomas Show and The Bob Cummings Show/Love That Bob, but these seem even more improbable...even if some deep-pocketed "Criterion Collection" label for Classic TV presented themselves...which is what we would need, but without the snob factor...
 
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:emoji_wind_blowing_face: Let me blow the dust off this list...

The Defenders (seasons 2 through 4)
The Avengers (complete as possible series in Region 1)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (season 7)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (all three seasons)
Amazing Stories (season 2 or complete series)
East Side/West Side (complete series)
The Nurses aka The Doctors and the Nurses (complete series)
Bus Stop (complete series)
Cliffhangers! (complete series)
The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (complete series Region 1)
 

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Pie in the sky, but...

So, I'm thinking in the $100 per season, or per single season series as the case may be, for a top quality DVD release...and that there are NO alternatives or limited/inadequate 'boots' of any substantial quality, or next to none...

Agree, firstly about The Defenders (4 seasons, 1961-65, CBS. Shout went it alone to give us season one).

Ben Casey (5 seasons, 153 episodes 1961-66, CBS) I have both volumes of season one as released by CBS-MOD, wish we could have the rest. Vince Edwards as the brilliant and self-sacrificing physician. Sam Jaffe as the wise elder. One of the best drama series of the 1960s B+W era, great guest stars and Raksin music.

Many are 20th Century Fox TV series (damn them)...

Adventures in Paradise (3 seasons, 91 episodes1959-62).
Gardner McKay as a South Seas seafaring bum, adventurer and general do-gooder. Packed with great guest stars and luscious babes, actual second unit French Polynesian scenery (with 5 episodes being filmed completely on location at Tahiti and Bora-Bora)...almost totally forgotten today, but a big hit at the time.

Follow the Sun (single season, 30 episodes 1961-62). A group of young Hawaii-based freelance investigative journalists (Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Gary Lockwood, assisted by the luscious GiGi Perreau.) Tremendous and lush Lionel Newman instrumental theme. Roy Huggins producer.

Hong Kong (single season, 27 episodes 1960-61). Rod Taylor and Lloyd Bochner in Far East intrigue and adventure. Usual formula for success with great guest stars, beautiful babes and exotic locales, even if most of it was studio-bound. More exceptional Lionel Newman music.

12 O'clock High (3 seasons, 78 episodes 1964-67) War series based on the Oscar winning film. Great Dominic Frontiere music. Best current availability with current airings on Heroes and Icons cable channel, Youtube and decent 'boots'...but it would be great to have unedited and remastered from 35mm OCN.
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Run For Your Life (3 seasons, 85 episodes 1965-68) Ben Gazzara has a lot of livin' to do while he's dying. A globetrotter with a death sentence from his doctor lives fast on the road. Big guest stars and luscious babes. Roy Huggins producer. Perry Como's Roncom Films, now owned by Universal.

The Outsider (single season, 26 episode or 27 episode with pilot telefilm included, 1968-69) Dysfunctional, phobic ex-con private detective series with the great Darren McGavin. Roy Huggins (once again!) created and produced this ground-breaking series, a forerunner template for his later, immortal P.I. series The Rockford Files. Universal.

The New Breed (The QM company's first series, co-produced with Selmur, 36 episodes 1961-62) Leslie Nielsen leads an elite LAPD squad of high-tech detectives. Great guest stars. Great Dominic Frontiere music. Now apparently owned by CBS (?).

I too have big time love for The Jack Benny Program, Make Room For Daddy/Danny Thomas Show and The Bob Cummings Show/Love That Bob, but these seem even more improbable...even if some deep-pocketed "Criterion Collection" label for Classic TV presented themselves...which is what we would need, but without the snob factor...
Ok Alan. If you've got Randall weighing in on one of these you know you're onto something.

John, Peter, Martin, Sean great lists. I figured why strain my brain when you guys would be along with all the ones I'd choose to pay a lot for!!
 

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If done in excellent fashion remastering in HD (video and audio) on Blu-Ray complete series,
I'd have zero problem with paying $500 for:

-Planet of the Apes (1974)

-Grizzly Adams

-In Search of

- Land of the Lost

I'd go well over a grand$$ for the complete Lassie on BD. Day one, without blinking.
 

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Since some of you have expanded on our fantasy to include shows that have already seen a release, then I'll take a REMASTERED Route 66 and Naked City. Make it a BluRay, on ice!




EDIT: Yes I'd gladly pay over a grand for either of the above!
 
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For me, Star Trek: The Next Generation was probably the holy grail and I think I did spend about $80 for each season as it was released - and given the use I’ve gotten out of them, it would have been worth it at twice the price. I’d probably be willing to pay $100+ a season for remastered Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

If they ever come out with a complete Ozzie & Harriet set, that won’t be cheap and I’ll still gladly pay it.

The first season of Our Miss Brooks wound up being like $80 and I’d pay that for each of the remaining ones.

Would also love more episodes of Disneyland from the era when Walt was the host.

Would pay dearly for the remaining Mickey Mouse Club serials that never got completed on DVD: Hardy Boys, Spin & Marty, Annette. I can’t even find taped off TV copies and I would love to see more of those.

I’m lucky in that a lot of what I want is out there in some form - I feel for those who have stuff they’re passionate about locked in vaults.
 

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12 O'clock High (3 seasons, 78 episodes 1964-67) War series based on the Oscar winning film. Great Dominic Frontiere music. Best current availability with current airings on Heroes and Icons cable channel, Youtube and decent 'boots'...but it would be great to have unedited and remastered from 35mm OCN.

The Outsider (single season, 26 episode or 27 episode with pilot telefilm included, 1968-69) Dysfunctional, phobic ex-con private detective series with the great Darren McGavin. Roy Huggins (once again!) created and produced this ground-breaking series, a forerunner template for his later, immortal P.I. series The Rockford Files. Universal.

The New Breed (The QM company's first series, co-produced with Selmur, 36 episodes 1961-62) Leslie Nielsen leads an elite LAPD squad of high-tech detectives. Great guest stars. Great Dominic Frontiere music. Now apparently owned by CBS (?).

I will be very happy to get these three series.
 

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